Monday, March 31, 2008

Smart Women Love Baseball

According to this article on Jezebel.com !

A really well written piece, and I agree with many of her points. The little details one learns by closely examining a game, for example:
What a woman will see upon careful examination of the game is that what at first seemed arbitrary is in fact, well-orchestrated: a foul ball is not an insignificant annoyance, but an expression of the battle raging between a pitcher and his prey; the left-fielder who once looked to be pacing in boredom in the outfield is not only keeping his blood pumping in the chilly October air but positioning himself to discourage the base-runner on third who is angling for home.
And there's also the visual beauty of the game:
Through close attention to the game, women begin to appreciate a masculinity defined not by muscles or money but by hard work and humility. Baseball players are men, after all, who sublimate the more primitive characteristics encouraged in other sports — aggression, rage, dominance — in favor of something approaching grace...
Thank heavens the Red Sox will begin the season (or begin again?) tomorrow evening. It's a late game from California - we're playing the A's at 10:07 pm - but at least I'll have a box score that I'm interested in reading Wednesday morning. And by the end of the week, they'll be back in the Eastern Time Zone (although not in our own country - they're playing in Toronto!)

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6 Comments:

Blogger Ted D said...

Beth, nice link to that article. I've gotta admit I'm not exactly the best choice to speak about it!

I currently have 8 different games (well, 4 games and 4 screens) up.

I heard baseball.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Just don't overdose, Ted! It's a long season

7:44 AM  
Blogger Ted D said...

You can't overdose on baseball, Beth. It's just not possible. ;)

3:04 PM  
Blogger Tex said...

overdose on baseball?? IMPOSSIBLE

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